Move over, Ben & Jerry!

Welcome to the greatest collaboration of all time. Two companies, one glorious country. In celebration of Bollman Hat Company’s 150th anniversary (yes, you read that right), the two greatest hat companies of all time, American Hat Makers and Bollman Hat Company, have partnered up to release some never before seen, yet timeless hat styles to commemorate both of their long and successful histories. Combined, this endeavor brings two hundred years of hat-making expertise to the table. These breathtaking new hats are brought forth by the top designers from both of our companies. These hats are made in extremely small batches, one at a time, by the finest American artisans, so please allow 4-6 weeks for your hat to be crafted. The Small Batch Collection is now available for only a short while, and can be found here! Each hat is going to be sold for $300  and comes with a USA made Hammer Plastics Hat Carrier, complete with lockable latches and a built-in mirror.

108th Annual Headwear Association Dinner

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American Hat Makers attended the 108th Annual Head Wear Association Dinner! The Headwear Association is the oldest association in the hat trade, and in fact, the oldest of its kind in the world. Their mission is to promote hat wearing, the headwear industry throughout the world, and foster goodwill and fellowship among those engaged in the headwear industry. Held at The Loeb Boathouse, Central Park! The evening started with a business meeting, cocktails, an amazing Fashion Show! It ended with an award ceremony and delicious dinner! The Retailer of the Year Award went to Tony Lippi from The Panama Hat Company. The 2016 Headwear Hall of Fame Inductees where, John Wayne, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Hedy Lamarr. Be sure to save the date for next years 109th Annual Dinner on April 27th, 2017. Here are some captured moments of the 108th dinner…

The Headwear Association Dinner - AmericanHatMakers 4Annual board meeting

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IMG_4483The Headwear Association Board members

IMG_4658Millinery women showing off their fabulous hats at the 108th Annual dinner

 

IMG_4523Bob & Kim Broner owners of Broner Hats

 

 

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IMG_4474Gia Skova in the San Tropez by Wallaroo Hat Company. Simply Breathtaking at The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park.

IMG_4485PR  Jill Hammer and Hannah Watrous

IMG_4677Millinery Ladies, Evetta Petty

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IMG_4495Kourtney Bush with San Diego Hat Company and Jim

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IMG_4510Ellen Christine from New York

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The Headwear Association Dinner - AmericanHatMakers 9Garth Watrous and Don Rongione from Bollman Hat Company

The Headwear Association Dinner - AmericanHatMakers 8Updated 2016 Hall Of Fame Inductees

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IMG_4980 Tony Lippi owner of The Panama Hat Company won Retailer of the Year

IMG_5000Arthur Gardner from Dorfman Pacific Company Inc. won the Ben Rosenthal Award

IMG_5010Todd and Arthur Gardner

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IMG_5053Garth Watrous and Jill Hammer

IMG_5126Charles Rand and his wife

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The Headwear Association Dinner - AmericanHatMakers 23Darrin Santos Thank you for providing all these amazing photos and being an exceptional photographer every year!

 

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The Headwear Association Dinner - AmericanHatMakers 30Garth, Hannah, and Don Celebrating Agustino retiring this year after 30 years of designing hatbands in the industry.

The Headwear Association Dinner - AmericanHatMakers 31Jerry Miller and his wife from Hat Co.

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The Headwear Association Dinner - AmericanHatMakers 32Agustino at work until May 31st. We are sad to see him leave

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– American Hat Makers

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